Fox News Host Attacks Atheist Holiday Display

Fox News Host Attacks Atheist Holiday Display

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson lambasted atheists in Florida for arranging a Festivus display beside a Christian display at the Capitol on December 10. Last week, Governor Rick Scott’s office gave a green signal for the installation of a Festivus pole made from Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans right next to a Three Wise Men display and a nativity manger. Festivus is basically a fictional holiday that was popularized on the television show Seinfield and it was shown being celebrated by atheists who did not believe in Christmas.

While speaking to President of Catholic League, Bill Donohue, Carlson said, “I am so outraged by this. Why do I have to drive around with my kids to look for nativity scenes and be, like, ‘Oh, yeah, kids, look, there’s baby Jesus behind the Festivus pole made out of beer cans! It’s nuts!”

Donohue agreed with Carlson saying, “We don’t have to have the Klan out there on Martin Luther King Day with their monuments right next to a bust of Martin Luther King. We don’t want to have neo-Nazis out there to stick it to Jews on Yom Kippur. And we shouldn’t have people out there ready to trash Christianity when given that proximity.”

According to President of American Atheists, David Silverman, the season did not belong to Christianity because historically, Christianity stole the season from the solstice.

“There is no wrong way to celebrate the season; it belongs to all of us. I say it is much better without religion. Dump the church; you do not like it anyway. Happy Festivus! For all of us!” said Silverman.

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